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Pope Francis calls for Abolishment of the Death Penalty in Address to Congress

Pope Francis calls for Abolishment of the Death Penalty in Address to Congress

“The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development. This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global... MORE

Bishops’ Chairmen Renew Push To End Death Penalty, Cite Progress of Last Decade

Bishops’ Chairmen Renew Push To End Death Penalty, Cite Progress of Last Decade

July 16, 2015 Ten years ago, the Catholic bishops of the United States initiated the Catholic Campaign to End the Use of the Death Penalty . Speaking as pastors and teachers, we issued a statement at that time, A Culture... MORE

Intergenerational Workshop "The Advent of Mercy"

Intergenerational Workshop “The Advent of Mercy”

Why an Intergenerational Workshop? Catholic communities are, by their very nature, intergenerational.  Our membership, liturgical celebrations and Sacramental moments bring together generations of family members as the faith is passed on from oldest to youngest.  Family workshops, like CMN’s “The... MORE

Living the Year of Mercy A Workshop

Living the Year of Mercy A Workshop

Pope Francis has reminded us “where there is no mercy there is no justice.” This Extraordinary Year of Mercy is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the words of Pope Francis and learn more about the need for a moral... MORE

Jubilee of Mercy

Jubilee of Mercy

Pope Francis has asked us to celebrate as a community a year particularly dedicated to mercy. To help you celebrate this Holy Year of Mercy, CMN is developing new resources like our Living the Year of Mercy Workshop, our  Jubilee... MORE

CMN Director of Advancement's Journey to End the Use of the Death Penalty

CMN Director of Advancement’s Journey to End the Use of the Death Penalty

CMN is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Daniel Flynn, as Director of Advancement. For Daniel, the movement to repeal the death penalty is a long-time personal passion. Within a week of his arrival, the CMN team attended the... MORE

Response to Glossip v Gross Ruling

The Catholic Mobilizing Network is disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling today in Glossip v Gross to allow states to continue using the drug midazolam in lethal injection procedures. We stand with Pope Francis who addressed the debate about methods... MORE

Celebrating repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska

Celebrating repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska

An exclusive interview with Greg Schleppenbach, Executive Director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference CMN: What was your reaction to the successful passage of LB 268 to repeal the death penalty? GREG SCHLEPPENBACH: It was overwhelming; this vote represents many years of... MORE

Celebrate LCWR Week

Celebrate LCWR Week

In honor of the 2015 LCWR Assembly, CMN is celebrating sisters who are following the call to end the death penalty and promote the dignity of prisoners and returning citizens. Please read and share these inspiring stories of sisters sharing the Gospel... MORE

A Victory for Life in Nebraska- Press Release

A Victory for Life in Nebraska- Press Release

May 27, 2015 Today, Nebraska State Senators voted legislative repeal of the death penalty into law, overriding the Governor’s veto. This law marks a historic chapter in the national repeal movement, as Nebraska becomes the nineteenth state to end the... MORE